On considering the application of Amartya Sen’s capability approach to an information-based rights framework

I'm pleased to announce the publication of "On considering the application of Amartya Sen’s capability approach to an information-based rights framework" in the journal Information Development. This article was co-authored with colleagues at UW-Milwaukee: Johannes Britz, Anthony Hoffmann, Shana Ponelis,…

Information Society Series: Technologies of Choice?

I’m very pleased to announce that the fifth book in the MIT Press collection “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Technologies of Choice? ICTs, Development, and the Capabilities Approach Dorothea Kleine Information and communication…

Open Access Day at UWM with Dr. Victoria Stodden (Feb 8, 2013)

In its continued support of Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research, the UW-Milwaukee Open Access Task Force invites the campus community to join us for a day of open access activities: keynote talk featuring Dr. Victoria…

Chronicle: “As Libraries Go Digital, Sharing of Data Is at Odds With Tradition of Privacy”

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an excellent article by Marc Parry on “As Libraries Go Digital, Sharing of Data Is at Odds With Tradition of Privacy," noting that as libraries are beginning to collect and share patron data…

International Symposium on Internet Ethics presentation: “Internet Ethics Issues and Action in the United States”

Next week I will be a featured speaker at the first "International Symposium on Internet Ethics" hosted by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and Korea Society of Internet Ethics (KSIE). Alongside other international representatives, I will be presenting…

Special Issue of International Review of Information Ethics on “Ethics of Secrecy”

I'm pleased to announce that the special issue on the topic of “Ethics of Secrecy”, that I co-edited with Daniel Nagel and Matthias Rath, has been published by the International Review of Information Ethics. Here is the table of contents,…

iConference 2012: The ethical (re)design of the Google Books project

I'm currently in Toronto, Canada for iConference 2012, presented by the iSchools organization, a worldwide collective of 33 Information Schools. The theme of the conference is "Culture-Design-Society", and I will be presenting a paper titled "The ethical (re)design of the…

Promoting Ethical Literacy in Youth

I am currently in New Orleans for the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, where I will be speaking on the program “Promoting Ethical Literacy in Youth: How Librarians Can Partner with Parents and Teachers”, hosted by the ALA’s…

In Opposition to Defunding WISCNET and other Internet Connectivity Programs

Last week, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) passed a budget omnibus motion that affects the entire University of Wisconsin system. Sections 23-26 of the budget measure includes new telecommunication rules that would have extraordinarily negative ramifications, particularly for…